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Calmness returns to Oshodi as officials quell fracas

26 February 2015, 09:00Mateen Badru

Lagos - Calmness has returned to Oshodi, a commercial area of Lagos, after a fracas between two rival motor park workers on Wednesday morning.

The fracas had paralysed commercial activities in the area since it started early last week.

It left some vehicles vandalised and razed while shops were looted and torched by hoodlums.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said that soldiers believed to be from the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, intervened.

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"They asked pedestrians to raise their hands as they walked past the troubled area.

"One lane of the Agege Motor Way, which passed through Oshodi, was totally barricaded," he said.

Armed policemen and Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles were parked at strategic locations in the area while people went about their businesses unhurt.

Efforts to get the number of arrests made on the fracas were fruitless as the phone lines of the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr Kennett Nwosu, were busy.


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